After a long pause from writing, I’m back. Last fall I was teaching group crochet classes and coordinating a local charity crochet group at the local senior center. I got so busy and so exhausted, I neglected my webpage and blog. Up through Christmas I was ignoring my increasing shortness of breath. Then reality struck in late winter when two blood clots formed in my lungs and I learned that the viral pneumonia I had in 2021 had permanently damaged my lungs and sped up the aging process in them. So, I put a hold on everything I was doing outside my home so that I could recover from the blood clots and decide how I was going to adapt to the changes necessary to maintain and hopefully, improve my health.
I sadly stopped teaching crochet classes and coordinating the crochet for charity workshops, but I did not stop crocheting. I’m crocheting more now, than ever -mostly small projects, easy to complete in a short amount of time. I think I’ve made over one hundred dishcloths and washcloths since the beginning of February. I’ve given away many to family and friends and will be selling them, too. I have to pay for my yarn addiction somehow! Seriously, crochet is my mind therapy.
In the next few months my goal is to add more handmade items to my Etsy shop @Sharon’s Craft Cupboard. I’ll be posting more about my shop, so keep an eye out! I have a few items already available online. If you are interested in buying any of the items listed and you live locally, save yourself the shipping charges and contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a local drop-off or pick-up.
Love you all,